Get Ready for NBN
As the NBN™ rolls out across Australia, with more and more areas activated every week, homes and businesses across the nation are preparing to take advantage of all the speed and reliability that NBN can offer.
For some this may be a seamless changeover, but for others this can mean the loss of PSTN Phone Services, Fax and also require changes to services dependent on these, such as Security systems and Eftpos machines. The delivery of NBN in your area may vary depending on your location, with Technologies such as Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP), Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) and Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB), on offer, but what does this mean?.
While NBN™ Wireless and NBN™ Satellite, will not impact the existing copper network used for these other services, others most definitely will. Areas with Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) will be advised that the copper network will be completely disconnected around 18 months after NBN™ becomes available. Also Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) and Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services which utilise part of the copper network, will essentially “take over” the copper line and can’t share it with a traditional phone or fax service. FTTN and FTTP areas will also see any legacy services on the copper network disconnected around 18 months after NBN™ becomes available. Replacing your phone and Fax service and finding an alternative method of connection for your other devices may become part and parcel of the changeover for you.
Don’t be alarmed though – we have everything you need right here. Replacing your existing residential PSTN Phone may be as easy as ‘porting’, or moving, your existing phone number to a VOIP service, plug in your new handset and you’re ready to go. Replacing your Business phone system may take a bit more consideration but in the right hands this can be a painless changeover to a much more flexible and advanced service which can also present massive reductions to your current Phone bills. Either way we have the solution and are ready to assist.
Your security will be able to advise you of what options are available for replacing the PSTN back-to-base service, often this is as easy as installing a 3G or 4G sim to replace this.
Eftops, Luckily most banks can provide a wireless or network connected Efpos, Hicaps, or Tyro machine to replace any PSTN Eftpos you currently have.